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Krekorian Endorses Garcetti

The local city councilman doesn't endorse his predecessor and Studio City neighbor Wendy Greuel for mayor.

Los Angeles City Council member Paul Krekorian decided to endorse Eric Garcetti for mayor, not Wendy Greuel.

Greuel is not only Krekorian's predecessor in the Council District 2 seat, but also a neighbor in Studio City.

Here is the full release:

PAUL KREKORIAN ENDORSES ERIC GARCETTI

STUDIO CITY -- Valley Councilmember and Budget and Finance Chair Paul Krekorian endorsed Eric Garcetti for mayor today at the campaign’s Studio City headquarters.

“I am proud to enthusiastically endorse Eric Garcetti for mayor,” Krekorian said. “Right now, more than ever, we need a mayor who will have the courage to deal honestly with the budget challenges we face. We need somebody who's going to think innovatively about new ways to deliver government services. As mayor, Eric's going to make sure the San Fernando Valley and all of Los Angeles are the best they can be. Eric Garcetti has the record to prove that he will be a great mayor. We need a leader who has a proven record of engaging communities and empowering people. When you look at the results in Council District 13 that Councilmember Garcetti’s been able to achieve, you can see a model for so much of what needs to be done throughout our city. Council District 13 has led our city in employment growth, and Eric Garcetti has stood with me in fighting to keep the film and television industry here, to keep those jobs here in the Valley and throughout Los Angeles.”

“Paul Krekorian is a powerful advocate for his Valley constituents and the fiscal reform that L.A. needs,” Garcetti said. “I am proud to have Paul Krekorian’s support and look forward to working with him to create jobs and solve problems for L.A. residents in every community.”

Krekorian represents Council District 2, the seat formerly held by Wendy Greuel. It includes North Hollywood, Studio City, Sun Valley, Valley Village, Van Nuys and Valley Glen. He is a Valley native and attorney who previously served in the state Assembly, where he was known as a champion for our entertainment industry.

Krekorian brings to Garcetti’s campaign his focus on balancing the city’s budget, creating jobs, protecting our film and television industry by stopping runaway production and building strong neighborhoods.

Garcetti has the strongest grassroots campaign in the race, with the most volunteers, largest grassroots fundraising base and largest online social network. Garcetti has headquarters in Studio
City, Eagle Rock and South L.A. and volunteers organized citywide.

Garcetti is endorsed by the Los Angeles Times; La Opinión; Eastern Group Publications (including the Northeast Sun, Mexican American Sun, East LA Brooklyn Belvedere Comet and Wyvernwood
Comet); and the UCLA Daily Bruin.

His individual and organizational endorsements also include: Mayoral Candidate Emanuel Pleitez; Assemblymember Jimmy Gomez; Assemblymember Isadore Hall; Assemblymember Rob Bonta; Sen. Kevin De León; Sen. Ricardo Lara; former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez; Congressman Mel Levine; Councilmember Ed Reyes; former Councilmember and Assemblymember Jackie Goldberg; Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante (ret.); former DNC Chair Gov. Howard Dean; Newark Mayor Cory Booker; CA Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno; the Sierra Club; the California National Organization for Women; the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce; the California League of Conservation Voters; the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters; the Mexican American Bar Association; the Armenian National Committee of America - Western Region; the Latino Coalition of Los Angeles - PAC; United Teachers Los Angeles; the Laborers’ Local 300; the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association; the Peace Officers Research Association of California; Teamsters Joint  Council 42; International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 13, Local 65 (Los Angeles Port Police Association) and Local 94; the Communications Workers of America, Southern California Council; United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770; Ironworkers Local 433; Reinforcing Ironworkers Local 416; the Engineers and Architects Association; the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley; the Stonewall Democratic Club; the Stonewall Young Democrats; the San Pedro Democratic Club; the Pacific Palisades Democratic Club; the Miracle Mile Democratic Club; the Northeast Democratic Club; the Southern California Chapter of Americans for Democratic Action; the North Valley Democratic Club; the Latino Democrats of the San Fernando Valley; the Latino Democrats of Los Angeles County; the Los Angeles County Young Democrats; Valley Grassroots for Democracy; the Progressive Democratic Club; the Democratic Advocates for Disability Issues; the Democrats of the Claremont Colleges; and the Bangladeshi Democratic Party of California.

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